You're using v8 according to your profile, so I can't replicate it easily, but you will get a better idea of the behaviour if you look at the xmod and xprj files in Notepad (caution: it's worth making a backup copy to play around with, Monarch can be a little fussy if you make changes to these outside of Monarch & DataPump).
The order in which filters were built in the model, and the order in which exports were defined in the project, should give you an idea of what's happening. I think there was a request in the sticky thread above to offer users the option to re-order filters and exports in a future version - I've not checked if v10 offers this yet.
It might be easier to review the xmod for the sequence in which the filters were defined by right-clicking the file in a folder view and selecting Open With Internet Explorer, as it automatically presents XML in a more readable format. Of course to make manual edits to resquence the filter definitions, you'll need to use a text editor. Do as Olly says though and make a backup beforehand.
Within the XML, look for the tag within that section.
Be really careful[/B] when editing that you're copying/cutting and pasting in the proper place. Unfortunately the only way to control the sequence, if it doesn't currently match your needs, is to edit the XML manually.
I have v9, if that makes a difference. I did the reordering of the xml and the export sequence was not the same as the xml reordering. I, then deleted all the filters and put them back in alphabetical order for all 3 projects. When I re-ran the projects, then all 3 export sequences were the same. Which is what I wanted. Still not sure as to how the filters are sequenced. Thanks for your help.
Apologies for the necro!
I have been pulling my hair out with this in a V8 model. I manually change the order of the filters in Notepad to be what I want. But if i then save the model from Monarch for any reason (i.e a field change) - the filters revert to some seemingly random order (but consistent order which is not even the order I created the filters in the first place). I have cleared out the audit trail for creation of the filters so I am not sure where it is picking this order from when saving from monarch.
My naming convention for filters is CC_nnnnn_nnnnnn or TB_nnnnn. I want it to output as follows
But what i get is
I have a large number of these filters and would have prefered not to have to set up individual exports for each one